Eating is more than something we do to nourish our bodies with vital nutrients. It's also an activity we do out of habit, like nail biting, hair twirling, or finger tapping. And sometimes, we habitually turn to food in response to certain emotion... Read more
What is the single, most common problem that most dieters face when trying to lose weight? Will power? Nah. Temptation? Sometimes. Emotional eating? Bingo! That’s why it takes so much more than good intentions and information about nutrition an... Read more
HEADLINE: Emotional Eating is a Problem
Your reaction: Tell me something I don’t know…
By now, you likely know what emotional eating is. You probably realize that emotions cause 75% of overeating. You're a... Read more
When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn&rsq... Read more
We've all done it, and sometimes we don't even realize when it's happening. Maybe you graze when you're bored, or reach your hand into the office candy jar each time you pass by. Perhaps when you're feeling sluggish in the afterno... Read more
I think I may have BED. (Binge Eating Disorder). I'm going to look for professional help.
In the meantime I wonder if I 'should be' here at Sparkpeople if I do? Is SP also for those who have an eating disorder (like binge eating disorder)? Or i... Read more
I've realized since I started eating better, I don't really like sweets anymore. I had jimmy johns cookie and only ate a quarter of it because it was so sweet. I used to be able to eat the whole thing! Hopefully this will get me through thanksgiving.... Read more
Next time you crave something, stop and ask yourself: Is it real hunger or is it emotional hunger?? If you haven't eaten in 3 or 4 hours, it's probably hunger, but if you are stressed, upset, even happy about something--it's probably emotional hunger... Read more
If I want to eat something that is not a part of my plan, I wait 24 hours. If I still want it, I allow/plan for it in the next day's meal plan. Usually, by the next day, I've forgotten about it but if not I can still have it (planned) the next day.... Read more
We recently sat in on a conference call with health expert Dr. Mehmet Oz, who shared with us some great tips on staying healthy throughout the holiday season. "The stress in holidays a lot more sophisticated and complex, with visiting relatives… and... Read more
Hi, my name is Jerome and I am an emotional eater. There, I said it. I mean, I’ve said it before out loud.But I thought it was important that I write it down. I am a man who is an emotional eater. You know what emotional ea... Read more
"The moment you are ready to quit is usually the moment when the miracle happens"
I read this today in a spark blog and it made me think. Do I consider weight loss a miracle?
Responsibility and consistency you would think would make weig... Read more
The following are posts that I put up on the SparkPeople Café that some how made it to the Message Board Hot Topics top 5 list. And, Sparkers have been leaving all kinds of helpful posts about their experiences with emotional eating. Thanks everyone... Read more
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